ORE. (May 7, 2014) – Port of Portland Taps Kristen Leonard as Public Affairs
Port of Portland Deputy Executive Director
Curtis Robinhold announced today that Kristen Leonard has accepted the position
of public affairs director, filling a vacancy left when former Public Affairs
Director Tom Imeson left the Port to join Northwest Natural.
Leonard currently owns and operates
C&E Systems, a Portland-based company specializing in government relations,
financial services, and software development. Leonard has also advised clients
on communications and public affairs in a private public affairs firm and at
the Oregon Education Association.
“Kristen has extensive experience in all
the areas to which she has been assigned,” said Robinhold. “Her strong
background in government relations will serve the Port well, and her knowledge
of strategic communication and community outreach will ensure the public
affairs team continues its high levels of performance toward the Port’s mission
and to the communities it serves.”
Leonard is vice president and serves on the
Board of Directors of the Oregon Capitol Club, a professional association of
lobbyists in Oregon’s state legislature. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Communications from the University of Arizona.
Leonard will report directly to Robinhold
and her first day at the Port will be July 21.